Rangers finish fifth

THE Sale Rangers finished the Latrobe Valley Baseball Association Gippsland Championships in fifth place.

The championships were held on Saturday and Sunday at Stephenson Park, involving the LVBA’s six clubs as well as Mornington, Dandenong and Pakenham.

On Saturday, the Rangers began with an 11-5 victory over Morwell before defeating Churchill 7-2. The Rangers ended the first day with losses to Moe-Newborough (6-5) and South Gippsland (14-2).

Mornington defeated Sale 17-4 on Sunday before the Rangers defeated Traralgon 14-3.

In the final, Mornington defeated Dandenong 11-1.

The Rangers will begin their LVBA season at Churchill this Sunday. Sale’s first home game will be against South Gippsland on  April 17.